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When I started diving down the rabbit hole into the benefits of broccoli sprouts and why I should be making them, I learned about the powerful phytochemical, sulforaphane. So, I took on the challenge of making them myself! Below is a quick guide to making your own broccoli sprouts.
The biggest reason to try growing your own sprouts? Broccoli sprouts are one of the best sources of sulforaphane. Sulforaphane has the ability to promote excretion of toxic substances from the body (aka: helps with detoxing). Research also shows amazing benefits for type 2 diabetics, as well as all inflammatory conditions in the body! So, why not give it a try? It's so simple.
Inside the Trainer In Your Back Pocket membership, we have an entire lesson on this topic, with a deep dive into the biochemistry and benefits of sulforaphane! If you are looking to go a little deeper into nutritional healing, make sure to join our membership for our monthly nutrition lessons! ...
I just wanted to share a random thought I had while I was out for a jog the other day (I get my best ideas and thoughts while I'm exercising, even if they are sometimes super random!)
So, how is fartlek running like intuitive eating? Simply put, both techniques are all about how your body feels. With fartlek, you run faster when you FEEL like running faster, and go slower when you FEEL like going slower. With intuitive eating, you eat what feels good in your body at that time. If your body is telling you it needs to eat a salad, then eat the salad. If it's telling you that a cookie is the loving choice in that moment, then eat the cookie!
In both instances, it's about honoring what your body is requesting, and not relying on an external program, like an interval timer for running, or a diet in eating. Interval timers that tell you "go faster for 1 minute, then slower for 2 minutes" mean that you are gauging your intensity based on the timer, not your body. (not to say...
I love when I get questions from TBP members! This question was from one of our TBPers who asked me about some possible reasons for feeling hungry about 30-60 minutes after eating her meals. Enjoy listening to my response!
Quick recap in video:
Reasons for still feeling hungry (of course, there could be so many other reasons, but these are some big ones to start thinking about.)
Why I’ve stopped including cheat meals in my diet, and why you should, too.
Cheat meals are perpetuating the cycle of good food vs. bad food. They assign morality to what we eat. How can you shift your perspective to find freedom with food again?
First, let’s uncover what a cheat meal or cheat day is. It’s a technique that many dieters use to reward themselves for following the “food rules” of their diet all week. It’s something to look forward to, and a way to eat the foods that the diet plan doesn’t include. Before we move on, let me ask you this thought to ponder: Why doesn’t the plan include that food you “cheat” with?
Here’s why that diet or food plan has “cheat food.” It’s because any diet plan labels food as good or bad. That’s it. Black and white. The food is either on the plan (good) or off the plan (bad). This way of thinking has been so deeply ingrained in our...
We are evolutionarily designed to nose breath. The nose is the start of the respiratory system. The mouth was evolutionarily designed to begin the digestion process, not the respiratory process. Mouth breathing is essentially an "emergency state" that we have come to live in.
Nose breathing releases nitric oxide in the body, which increases the CO2 levels in the blood. The level of CO2 in the blood then regulates the release of O2 into the cells to maintain the balance. Mouth breathing does not release nitric oxide, and thus, less oxygen gets released into the cells (leading to all sorts of symptoms such as fatigue, anxiety, depression, digestive issues, immune issues, etc.)
Mouth breathing, especially while asleep, plays a HUGE role in dental health. Tooth decay and cavities are a big sign of mouth breathing because when the mouth is dehydrated (ie: you wake up with a dry mouth), there is little saliva in the mouth. Saliva plays a key role in maintaining a healthy...
Are you finding that you start out strong with a goal, but then fall off the wagon because you're not consistently working toward that goal? Listen in as I share 10 tips to increase and improve your consistency problems in any goal or habit that you want to implement into your routine.
While portion sizes don’t tell the whole story of good nutrition, it’s important to know the approximate portion sizes of different foods so that you’re not way off on your estimates (or nutritional goals). Here’s a handy way to use your hand for serving size suggestions.
One food that I highly recommend before, during, and after pregnancy is cod liver oil. Not only is it a great source of Omega 3 fatty acids, which are great for break development, but it's a good source of Vitamin A and Vitamin D, both essential for pregnancy.
Two sources I approve: Standard Process Cod Liver Oil and Green Pastures Fermented Cod Liver Oil
Vitamin A is critical for optimal genetic expression, bones, skin, eyes, mineral metabolism, hormones, mental stability, lung development, kidney health. If it's lacking, organs may develop abnormally. Vitamin A also protects against environmental damages like chemicals, toxins, estrogens, and pesticides. While humans can convert carotenes from foods like leafy greens and orange veggies into vitamin A, this extra step/process may not be sufficient for the demands of pregnancy.
The risk of Vitamin A toxicity is minimal as compared to the rewards. Essentially, risk comes in two mannors:...
Nutrition becomes one of the most important pieces of any pregnancy. All of the cells in the body are essentially grown from the nutrition we provide our bodies. Having a healthy base before getting pregnant, maintaining the essential nutrients during pregnancy to support healthy growth of the fetus, and continuing to supply those nutrients to the baby during breastfeeding is critical.
Having a clinical nutritionist in your back pocket is a great idea to ensure you're getting the nutrients needed via the foods you eat. Today, I just wanted to share two foods that you probably already have in your refrigerator, that you definitely don't want to skimp out on during this critical time of growth.
Pasture Raised Eggs
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